In what has been one of the best and most exciting World Series matchups in recent memory, the Houston Astros will head back to Los Angeles looking to clinch their first World Series title in franchise history after taking a 3-2 series lead after winning Sunday’s Game 5 matchup in a flat-out thriller, 13-12, which is why they come in as the World Series Game 6 odds favorite.
The Dodgers will hand the ball to left-hander Rich Hill in order to extend their season one more game while Houston counters with ace right-hander Justin Verlander. Now, let’s check the latest MLB Odds and find out what’s going to go down in this one!
Astros vs. Dodgers World Series Game 6 Odds & Betting Pick
Before this #WorldSeries, no team ever had both its 2B and SS hit HR in two separate games.
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) 30 de octubre de 2017
- When: Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Dodger Stadium
- TV: FOX
- Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020, KBME 790, ESPN Radio
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- World Series Game 6 Odds: Houston Astros -120 (Over/Under at 8)
- Partly Cloudy: 18°C/64°F
- Humidity: 82%
- Precipitation: 4%
- Cloud Cover: 48%
- Wind: 2 mph WSW
- Stadium Type: Open
Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)
- Runs: Houston Astros 4.10 / Los Angeles Dodgers 4.40
- Hits: Houston Astros 7.40 / Los Angeles Dodgers 7.70
- Walks: Houston Astros 2.40 / Los Angeles Dodgers 3.30
- Strike Outs: Houston Astros 8.10 / Los Angeles Dodgers 9.50
- Over/Under: Houston Astros 3-6-1 / Los Angeles Dodgers 3-6-1
Houston Astros – Justin Verlander -R – (4-0, 2.05 ERA)
Justin Verlander is an unblemished 4-0 this postseason with a stellar 2.05 ERA in five games, including four starts. However, the veteran right-hander did give up three runs, including a pair of homers in six innings in Game 2. Still, Verlander is 9-0 with a 1.53 ERA in 10 games and nine starts since joining Houston at the trade deadline.
Los Angeles Dodgers – Rich Hill – L (0-0, 2.77 ERA)
Lefty, Rich Hill gave up one run on three hits while walking three and striking out seven in four innings in Game 2. This postseason, he’s posted an encouraging 2.77 ERA by limiting the opposition to just four earned runs in 13 innings with a modest seven walks and 19 strikeouts.
“It’s not an easy place to play,” leadoff man George Springer said of going back to Dodger Stadium, “but we’re giving the ball to Justin Verlander, and that’s going to be awesome for us.”
“This is not going to be finished Tuesday,” said Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig after Game 5. “There’s going to be a Game 7. … Everybody is going to be ready for Verlander [on] Tuesday night. The best pitcher they have.”
The Dodgers will look to touch up Verlander for the second time this series after getting to him in Game 2 with a pair of home runs from Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. Unfortunately, they wasted a 3-1 lead in that contest with a rare blown from closer Kenley Jansen in what went on to become a 7-6 Astros victory.
Verlander would love nothing better than to close out this series on Tuesday night.
“Absolutely, I think the level of focus and intensity does go up,” Verlander said. “It especially goes up in the playoffs. I think that’s something that you just can’t sustain that over a full season.”
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has been second-guessed after replacing the red-hot Hill in game 2 after four innings in which he allowed only one run on three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
Hill was visibly upset when he was pulled in his first start of this Series. And though he understands why Roberts did what he did (the Astros had five right-handers looming in the lineup), he would like to pitch deeper into this one, if possible.
Houston has a simple approach to back the World Series Game 6 Odds.
“For our guys, we know what’s at stake,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “They know what’s at stake. This is Game 6 of the World Series coming up. How much prep work do you really need to get yourself ready to play?”
Latest Betting Trends for World Series Game 6
- Astros are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
- Astros are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers
- Dodgers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home
- Dodgers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Houston
Pick Analysis & Expert Pick
For me, the pick for game 6 is simple. The Dodgers somehow, some way, find a way to defy the World Series Game 6 odds and get to Justin Verlander to extend this series to a deciding seventh game.
The 2017 World Series has been a back and forth display of excellence on both sides, so I’m feeling an L.A. win despite the tall task of facing Justin Verlander. Houston is just 2-7 in their last nine games in L.A. while the Dodgers have gone 52-19 in their last 71 home games. L.A. wins to extend this thrilling series.
Score: Houston Astros 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers 4